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Lakers Spurn Phil Jackson, Hire Mike D'Antoni

Jackson reportedly 'stunned'

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni (formerly of the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks) as their new head coach last night, passing over longtime on-again off-again coach Phil Jackson. D'Antoni signed a three-year, $12 million deal around 11:30 last night. Jackson was ready to take... More »

Khloé Kardashian Weds Lamar Odom

(Newser) - In a rousing triumph for opposite marriage, reality-TV personality Khloé Kardashian and Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom tied the knot today, about a month after they first met. Sisters/co-stars Kim and Kourtney were the maids of honor, and the guests included Lakers coach Phil Jackson. The bride wore Vera... More »

Forget Red: Jackson Is NBA's Greatest

10-time champion leaves 'curmudgeon' in the dust

(Newser) - With his 10th NBA championship win yesterday, Phil Jackson has shattered the record of Red Auerbach, a man who “loathed” Jackson and believed his nine championships as coach could never be surpassed, writes Adrian Wojnarowski on Yahoo. “Roll over Red. Phil Jackson is the greatest coach ever,”... More »

MVP Kobe Leads Lakers to Title No. 15

(Newser) - The Lakers captured their 15th NBA title tonight in Orlando, polishing off the Magic with a 99-86 victory that gave coach Phil Jackson his record 10th title, the Los Angeles Times reports. Last season's runners-up, the Lakers saw five players score in double figures, led by Finals MVP Kobe Bryant... More »

Lakers' Whining Won Game 5

(Newser) - The NBA fined Lakers coach Phil Jackson $50,000 for complaining about the officiating in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, but the frustrated Nuggets think it was money well spent. They got whistled 30 times in last night's Game 5, and they’re angry, reports Mark Kiszla of... More »

Ousted Ref: NBA Fixed 2002 Series

Donaghy charges officials manipulated results to stretch playoff series

(Newser) - A disgraced former NBA referee claims that league officials conspired with referees to stretch the 2002 Lakers-Kings playoff series to a money-making seventh game, the Los Angeles Times reports. The allegation from Tim Donaghy came in a letter to the FBI that made broad claims of misconduct and match-fixing among... More »

For Lakers, It's Tonight or Never

To break Celtics curse, Lakers have to show up for Game 3

(Newser) - The Boston team that dominated the court in Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals isn't the same Celtics crew that eked out wins against Atlanta, Cleveland, and Detroit. But the Lakers may only have just noticed that, writes Mark Heisler in the Los Angeles Times. For Kobe &... More »

Kobe Lights it Up Against Toronto - Again

Lakers' star drops in 46, helps get bounce-back win on long road trip

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant capped off an exciting day for LA with 46 points, including several show-stopping dunks, in a 121-101 win at Toronto, writes the AP. Earlier in the day the team bolstered its lineup by trading for former All-Star Pau Gasol. The Lakers, leading by only six entering the fourth... More »

Lakers Demolish Nuggets 127-99

LA turns 17-point deficit into win after coach signs contract extension

(Newser) - A few hours after Lakers coach Phil Jackson secured a two-year, $24 million contract extension, his team put together a performance that quelled the boos that have been echoing recently in the Staples Center. Kobe Bryant put up 24 points and seven assists in three quarters, and Sasha Vujacic contributed... More »

Hall-of-Famer Jackson Could Bail Out of Lakers

Coach unhappy with management

(Newser) - The Basketball Hall of Fame inducted Phil Jackson last night, securing his position in basketball history.  His role with the Lakers, however, is not quite as clear.  Jackson has an to offer re-sign, but said if the team "doesn't move forward quickly, and that's the second round... More »

Leandro Voted Sixth Man

Suns speedy Brazilian guard averaged 18.1 ppg off the bench

(Newser) - Sportswriters voted the preternaturally quick Leandro Barbosa the NBA's best sixth man in 2007. Used primarily off the bench, the Brazilian guard served to propel the Phoenix Suns to a higher gear, after the team had already established its fast-paced, high-scoring brand of play; he achieved over 18 points per... More »

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